Saint Rhipsime

Also known as

  • Arsema
  • Hripsime
  • Ripsima
  • Ripsime


Virgin martyr, executed with a group of fellow Christian in Armenia. She and her fellow victims are honored as the first Christian martyrs of Armenia. Many highly fanciful tales have grown up to fill in the blanks in her life story.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Rhipsime“. 3 October 2013. Web. 21 September 2014. <>